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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 13, 1993

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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 13, 1993

SKU# 9780826164957

Focus on Kinship, Aging, and Social Change


  • George Maddox PhD
  • M. Powell Lawton PhD

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During the past few decades, the dramatic social changes with regard to our aging population and changes in the family unit have made both demographic and socioeconomic consequences, as well as an effect on matters of social policy.

The prestigious editors, George L. Maddox and M. Powell Lawton, have assembled an impressive group of expert contributors whose chapters address topics from the latest theory and research findings to the changing balance of work and families, as well as patterns of kinship.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 22, 1993
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826164957
  • EISBN 9780826165060

Table of Contents 

    Forthcoming Contents, Volume 14
  1. Introduction, George L. Maddox and M. Powell Lawton

  2. Part I: An Overview of Theory and Research
  3. Families, Aging, and Social Change: Seven Agendas for 21st Century Researchers, Vern L. Bengston and Merril Silverstein
  4. Elusiveness of Family Life: A Challenge for the Sociology of Aging, Victor W. Marshall, Sarah H. Matthews, and Carolyn J. Rosenthal

  5. Part II: The Changing Balance of Work and Family
  6. Kin Reciprocities, the Familial Corporation, and Other Moral Economies: Workplace, Family and Kin in the Modern Global Context, Angela M. O’Rand and Emily Agree
  7. Balancing Work and Family in an Aging Society: The Canadian Experience, Anne Martin Matthews and Carolyn J. Rosenthal

  8. Part III: Comparative Ethnographic Accounts of Kinship and Social Change
  9. Chinese Kinship and the State: Shaping of Policy for the Elderly, Charlotte Ikels
  10. Aging and Intergenerational Relations in Spain and Spanish America, Stanley H. Brandes

  11. Part IV: Changing Patterns of Kinship Exchange and Assistance
  12. Kin Structure and Assistance in Aging Societies, Dennis P. Hogan and Laura J. Spencer
  13. Intergenerational Transfers: Economic, Demographic, and Social Perspectives, Beth J. Soldo and Martha S. Hill

  14. Part V: Social Change and the Future of Kin Relationships
  15. Demographic Change and Kin Relationships in Later Life, Peter Uhlenberg
  16. Kinship and Family Policy in an Aging Society, Sandra J. Tanenbaum

  17. Index